Causes of Hypothyroidism

What causes hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid)? One of the most common causes of hypothyroidism worldwide is a thyroid autoimmune condition called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Other causes include thyroid destruction (from radioactive iodine or surgery), iodine deficiency, congenital hypothyroidism, pituitary or hypothalamic disease, environmental toxins, food sensitivities, blood sugar imbalance, infections, sex hormone imbalance, nutrient deficiencies, and poor adrenal function.

What are artificial sweeteners doing to your thyroid?

What are artificial sweeteners doing to your thyroid?

I know. I know. Losing weight with hypothyroidism can feel impossible. You’re trying your best to make changes to your diet in the hopes of losing some of the stubborn weight and you figure artificial sweeteners with fewer calories are a good option. But are they? [Read more…]

How to make a bad disease look good

How to make a bad disease look good

When a follower on my Hypothyroid Mom Facebook page named Hannah wrote a comment on my page that started with “HOW TO MAKE A BAD DISEASE LOOK GOOD” I was so captivated that I invited her to share her story at Hypothyroid Mom. She shares what it’s been like to swing from hyperthyroid to hypothyroid, while reminding us all to love our beautiful selves along the way.
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searching for the causes of Hashimoto’s disease. the key to healing

searching for the causes of Hashimoto's disease. the key to healing

The number one cause of hypothyroidism is the thyroid autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s. The majority of my Hypothyroid Mom readers have Hashimoto’s, but most do not know it. The thyroid antibodies for Hashimoto’s (Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies & Thyroglobulin Antibodies) are often not tested in mainstream medicine. Even when thyroid antibodies are tested and a patient is diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, the only treatment by mainstream medicine is thyroid hormone replacement medication. Hashimoto’s is more than a thyroid condition, it is an autoimmune disease. The underlying cause(s) of Hashimoto’s will vary for each patient and healing happens when the cause of that person’s Hashimoto’s is discovered.
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The 15 Year Old Fat Girl in My Head

The 15 Year Old Fat Girl in My Head

Actor Fran de Leon performed At War with the 15 Year Old Fat Girl in My Head and I was captivated. She shares an intimate story of how you can take the weight off of a girl’s body but you can’t take the mindset out of the woman’s psyche.
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Dear God, Please help my wife conquer thyroid cancer

Dear God, Please help my wife conquer thyroid cancer

In 1995 when his wife (a thyroid cancer survivor) became unexplainably fatigued Dr. Gonino started exploring integrative medicine to bring her back to health. He discovered that diagnosis and surgery are not the end of the story for thyroid cancer. It is then the beginning of a life-long battle with hypothyroidism.
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